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February 2020

Feb
21

Cole Haan Files for IPO

The apparel and footwear company’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 14 reports it plans to raise $100 million in common stock.
Feb
20

Newly Formed Company Bosch.IO Focused on IoT and Digital

Bosch has consolidated its activities centered on the internet of things in a new subsidiary, containing more than 900 employees focused on retail, manufacturing and consumer goods, among other sectors.
Feb
20

Kronos and Ultimate Software to Merge

Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software have entered into a definitive merger agreement to form one of the world’s largest cloud companies.
Feb
20

Accenture Picks Up VanBerlo Design Agency

Accenture has acquired VanBerlo, a product design and innovation agency headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s capabilities to help clients benefit from the merging of physical products and digital services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. VanBerlo develops products and services for companies in a variety of industries, including fast-moving consumer goods, mobility, healthcare, banking and high-tech.
Feb
19

Dean Foods Selling ‘Substantial’ Portion of Operation to Dairy Farmers of America

Dairy Farmers of America will acquire 44 of the Dean Foods’ fluid and frozen facilities in a stalking horse bid, as well as the real estate, inventory, equipment, and all other assets necessary to operate them. Food and beverage company Dean Foods is the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fresh fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States.
Feb
18

Nielsen Adds Sean Cohan, Promotes Peter Bradbury & Karthik Rao

Nielsen Holdings is bolstering its executive ranks with a trio of appointments, including the addition of Sean Cohan from A+E Networks.
Feb
15

Signals Analytics Expands into Food & Beverage

The company has expanded its advanced analytics platform coverage to provide brands with a comprehensive view of the food and beverage categories.
Feb
14

FieldAssist’s 1st App Unlocks On-the-Go Decision Making

SaaS-based sales automation platform FieldAssist’s new mobile app targets business leaders to shape the CPG industry.
Feb
14

Former Eyeview Sales VP to Lead Aki’s New CPG Division

Marketing tech provider Aki Technologies has developed its first division dedicated solely to consumer packaged goods.
Feb
13

PDC Beauty & Wellness Co. Names New CEO

After 15 years, James V. Stammer is stepping down to pursue other interests.
Feb
13

Clarkston Consumer Products Accelerator Unlocks SAP S/4HANA Rapid Deployment

As consumer goods companies clamor for more low-risk, high-value options for tech solution deployment, the new model serves this need by rapidly enabling the features of SAP S/4HANA.
Feb
10

Anheuser Busch InBev Boosts Service Process in Brewery Support Locations

Anheuser Busch InBev is equipping three of its Zone Brewery Support locations with XMReality’s remote guidance in order to further improve technical support throughout its global breweries.
Feb
06

GSK Separating into 2 Companies

Global pharmaceutical and healthcare company GSK is undertaking a two-year plan to split itself in two.
Feb
06

Vitamin Shoppe Becomes Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Women’s Best

Based in Austria, the Women's Best brand targets female health and fitness enthusiasts, and places a strong emphasis on social media marketing.
Feb
06

Coach Taps JLo & Michael B. Jordan for CitySole Collection

Coach’s newest footwear collection brings in the celebrity New Yorkers to appeal to streetwear consumers.
Feb
04

Symphony RetailAI Names Chris Koziol CEO

Seasoned software executive brings full suite of global retail and technology experience to drive the company’s focus on worldwide customer success, AI-powered innovation and growth.

January 2020

Jan
31

General Mills Steps toward Sustainability with Kansas Watershed Pilot

The program moves the company closer toward its commitment to advance regenerative practices on 1 million acres of farmland by 2030.
Jan
31

New GS1 Program Expands UPC Access

57% of small brands experiencing significant growth said using GTINs/UPCs in their product listings helps customers more easily find their products online.
Jan
29

Alison Lewis of Kimberly-Clark Named to Neustar Board of Directors

The chief growth officer for Kimberly-Clark has joined the board for Neustar, a global information services and identity resolution company.
Jan
29

McCormick Adds Nordstom’s Anne Bramman to Board

Bramman’s experience spans packaging, retail, hospitality, and oil and gas.
Jan
24

IRI Teams with Oracle to Improve Cloud Data

The secure cloud infrastructure spins up fast data management and masking solutions.
Jan
20

Toshiba Enhances Customer Experience at Weis Markets

Self-checkout systems help shoppers complete transactions in a more timely and efficient manner, fulfilling the grocer’s mission to improve the in-store experience.
Jan
16

Nielsen Global Connect Acquires Precima

Through this acquisition, Nielsen will up its portfolio of personalized and addressable pricing, promotion and assortment capabilities by leveraging Precima’s solutions.
Jan
09

Catalina Partners with Koupon for C-Store Insights

Catalina is partnering with Koupon to provide c-store retailers and CPGs with a more holistic understanding of cross-channel consumer purchase behaviors.
Jan
07

Salsify and Snap36 Support 360-degree Images on Walmart.com

Salsify and Snap36 entered into a partnership that enables brands to manage, capture and distribute 360-degree images with efficient affordable scale.

November 2019

Nov
21

Albertsons Cos. Integrates Quotient’s Targeted Digital Promotions

It's the first retailer to use Quotient’s In-Lane Targeted Digital Promotions solution, which brings proprietary incentives to offline receipts printed at checkout.
Nov
21

Valvoline Picks Alloy for Supply Chain Solutions

The announcement comes after Alloy proved to Valvoline that its platform can successfully replace legacy tools while providing better data.
Nov
18

Walmart Canada, DLT Labs Launch Blockchain Solution

The system uses distributed ledger technology to track deliveries, verify transactions, and automate payments and reconciliation among Walmart Canada and third-party carriers.
Nov
08

Ajinomoto Accelerates Transformation with Accenture

The Ajinomoto Digital Business Partners venture will leverage the power of robotic process automation, analytics, AI and other solutions.
Nov
06

Quotient Acquires Ubimo

The acquisition strengthens Quotient's targeted digital media platform and accelerates development of its self-service platform.
Nov
04

Procter & Gamble Completes Visible Assets’ SmartParts Trials

The machine-to-machine factory automation product had 100% read accuracy during trials with the global manufacturer.
Nov
01

Tealium Partners with Wunderman Thompson

Tealium’s AudienceStream CDP is integrating as the profile streaming engine for Wunderman’s Customer Cloud.

October 2019

Oct
29

Former Valassis Leader Named Catalina CEO

He has nearly 30 years of experience in media, marketing and global operations.
Oct
28

StayinFront Builds on Partnership with Vitaco

The tech being used in the field and back office allows Vitaco to better meet the needs of its retail partners.
Oct
25

Quotient’s Ahalogy Launches CPG Influencer Marketing Tool

Quotient’s Ahalogy brand unveiled Rising Keywords, a social media feature for its Muse platform that predicts future trends on social platforms.
Oct
18

Accenture Acquires UK-Based Innovation Firm Happen

Accenture has acquired Happen, a privately owned innovation firm to help clients drive business growth.
Oct
16

Ferrero USA Selects Supply Chain Management Solution

The confectionery company is implementing Alloy’s enterprise supply chain solution.
Oct
11

IBM Debuts Integrated Supply Chain Suite

The suite enables manufacturers, retailers and other businesses to integrate critical data, business networks and supply chain processes while capitalizing on the benefits of technologies.
Oct
02

Mood Media Unveils End-to-End Brand Experience Platform

Harmony, Mood Media's new all-in-one multimedia Brand Experience Platform, allows brands to connect and manage all of their in-store media content on one easy-to-use digital dashboard.

September 2019

Sep
16

Salesforce Debuts Consumer Goods Cloud

The product enables consumer goods companies to drive revenue growth and maximize ROI through improved retail execution capabilities.
Sep
10

Nestle to Develop Compliant Recipes with Enhanced Solution

The company is among the first planning to use the application for efficiently meeting customer requirements and rapidly developing new products and services.
Sep
09

StayinFront Expands Partnership with Kellogg

The manufacturer deployed the solution provider’s TouchCG Advanced mobile, cloud-based solution to its field teams in Australia and New Zealand.
Sep
06

Walgreens Boots Alliance Names Global CIO

Walgreens Boots Alliance named Francesco Tinto its new global chief information officer.

August 2019

Aug
29

Symphony RetailAI, InContext Team to Advance Retail Landscape

The partnership supports Symphony RetailAI’s merchandising initiative, allowing retailers to identify, design and test category/store layouts in an AI virtual environment.
Aug
28

Bazaarvoice Scoops Up Influenster

The acquisition brings together Influenster’s engaged consumer community with Bazaarvoice’s software and network of over 6,000 global brand and retailer websites.
Aug
27

Henkel Teams with ALPLA to Upgrade Bowling Green Plant

The manufacturer will partner with its packaging supplier to invest toward a new bottle production area at its largest laundry plant.
Aug
19

Nielsen Total U.S. Pet Retail Launches

Nielsen launched Nielsen Total U.S. Pet Retail, offering a holistic view of the pet retail market.
Aug
16

Unilever Promotes Terry Thomas to Executive VP

Unilever promoted senior vice president Terry Thomas to executive vice president of customer development.
Aug
09

WellPet Names Reinhard as CMO

WellPet named a former Ocean Spray VP as its latest CMO.
Aug
01

Quotient Launches Data-Powered Audience Solution

Quotient launched Quotient Audiences, a data-powered audience solution that provides CPG brands more effective ways to deliver digital advertising that converts to sales.
Aug
01

Hmt Elevates Shopper Activations Through Playbook

Hmt is tapping into its retail expertise and the power of Playbook to help deliver best-in-class shopper activations for brands.

July 2019

Jul
31

Walgreens Joins RangeMe Platform

Walgreens has officially joined the RangeMe sourcing platform to more easily access new and diverse suppliers.
Jul
30

Nielsen, Quotient Partner on Omnichannel Data Set

Nielsen and Quotient partner to delivers seamless measurement and activation for data-driven marketing.
Jul
26

Walgreens Gets Employees Talking via Theatro

Walgreens is implementing Theatro’s voice-controlled mobile platform at all of its stores, with the first 1,000 locations deployed in 2019.
Jul
25

Edge by Ascential Teams with Jumpshot to Extend Digital Shelf

Data, insight and advisory solution provider Edge by Ascential joins forces with marketing analytics company Jumpshot.
Jul
19

Female-Owned Design Firm SnapDragon Launches

SnapDragon, a global brand design firm, was created with Elle Morris’ acquisition of HMSDesign in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Jul
16

JDA Supports Walmart’s New Scheduling System

JDA Software successfully worked with Walmart in the development and rollout of the retailer’s new advanced scheduling system, supported by JDA Workforce Management.
Jul
11

Jergens Skincare Selects Quotient’s Ahalogy As Social Media Agency

Kao USA chose Quotient's Ahalogy to be the social media agency for the Jergens Skincare brand.
Jul
08

Colangelo Moves HQ to Norwalk, CT

Marketing agency Colangelo completed the move of its headquarters to a new 11,234-square-foot loft space in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Jul
02

Wipro Launches Dallas Center of Excellence

Wipro Limited and Pivotal Software opened the Pivotal Center of Excellence at Wipro's Dallas office.
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